(Closed) Hangover Cures

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
2397 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Motrin, Gatorade or Water, and a greasy hamburger usually make me feel better when I’ve had a little too much!  I’ve heard that bananas are wonderful for hangovers, though I’ve never tried it out (I’m not a fan of bananas). 

Eating bananas the morning after a night of heavy drinking provides lost electrolytes like any food would, but it also specifically replenishes the potassium lost to alcohol’s diuretic effect. Other potassium-rich foods such as kiwi fruit or sports drinks work just as well.

Post # 4
434 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

pepto, aleve, chocolate milk, greasy breakfast and LOTS of water…. take a Gravol if you still feel queasy… good luck

Post # 5
1526 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

One thing that I always makes me and my friends better is pedialyte and bananas if its pretty bad. 

Post # 6
2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Can you guys explain how greasy food makes you feel *better* when you have a hangover? Like, what does it do for you?!  That boggles my mind because pretty much the only hangover symptom I ever get is an upset stomach, so throwing greasy food on top of that would be a major no.  And when I feel sick in general, I never want greasy food.  So I’m wondering about what you guys are experiencing that I’m not.

To deal with any hangover symptoms, I usually drink a TON of water, eat something wholesome and gentle like some plain whole grain bread, go back to sleep for about an hour, wake up, get rid of that water, and I find that I feel so much better.  Of course, I continue to drown myself in water for the rest of the day. Hydration…so important.

Good luck! Wink

Post # 7
2397 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@veganglam:  I don’t have the slightest idea why it makes me feel better… but it does!  I’m sure that kind of food doesn’t do anything to replenish lost vitamins and nutrients, which is why I think bananas and gatorade are probably a better choice. 

Post # 8
408 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Water, gatorade and vitamin c tablets. Helps me every time.

Post # 9
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Take painkiller for the headahce, eat greasy food, drink lots of water, and go back to bed. But seriously, I’ve always found more sleep to be the best remedy. When I wake up from a 2 or 3 hour nap I feel much better.

You know, I’ve always found the best way to prevent a hangover is to eat greasy food WHILE drinking. In America, I always downed shots and beer and then had food at the end of the night, thinking it would prevent it. When I came to Japan I learned about izakaya-style dining, which is basically sitting and eating and sharing lots of little plates of food (think: tapas) while drinking beer and Japanese alcohol. I don’t drink a lot anymore but I used to get crazy hangovers in America, like they would put me out for the whole day. Now I just make sure to eat while I drink and I’m alright the next day.

Post # 10
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yeah I have to agree with @blueshoes2 and @shannon1126…. eating a banana (if you have any at home) will help for sure…. not appealing when you’re hungover so you might have to choke it down!  But it really does help… eat two of them if you can!

Post # 11
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

eggs, potatoes, and bread. I don’t like it greasy, but i like something hearty. also gatorade is fantastic. and i ditto crawling back into bed

Post # 12
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Well my go to is hair of the dog… I’m a beer drinker and if I have a wicked hangover (to where I am ready to vomit), I have no problem cracking a beer to settle my stomach. For years I rebelled against the idea, until one day I didn’t have the option to stay in bed all day. My Fiance pretty much poured a beer down my throat and let me tell you, in 15 minutes I felt sooo much better. By the time I finally choked the whole thing down, I felt like a million bucks. It really does work!

However, if my hangover doesn’t have me feeling super sick, then I pop some Aleve, drink some gatorade and eat a banana. It does wonders!

Post # 13
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

ginger ale, water, and some protein usually helps- at least for me.  But my dad always says the best cure for a hangover is hard work- if you get out of bed and go do something (run errands, go for a walk or go to the gym- you will feel better much faster than if you lay around…  good luck!!!

Post # 14
7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Big glass of water, a painkiller and a big, greasy burger. lol. I’m in the greasy food camp too, I dont know why it works but it always does.

I actually read an article not too long ago that talked about it being really, really bad for you to take any painkillers when you’re hungover. It has something to do with the alcohol affecting how your liver processed the medicine and it can harm your liver because not all of the alcohol is out of your system.

Post # 15
313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t eat meat, meaning fast food is out of the question for me, so FH has made me these amazing hangover smoothies in the past.  You just have to blend one banana, 1.5 cups milk, and 2 tbsp honey.  It tastes soo good and works wonders.  You could also try ginger tea after that, or on its own if you don’t like bananas.

Hope you’re feeling better! 🙂

Post # 16
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Please don’t take acetaminophen (Tylenol) when you’re drinking or shortly there-after.  It can cause liver damage!  Here is a fact sheet about it if you are interested.  www.hcvadvocate.org/hepatitis/factsheets_pdf/Acetominophen.pdf

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